In a first for the renewables and aviation industries, Heritage Aviation, the new general aviation facility at the Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Vermont, has installed a wind turbine on-site at its new facility.
It is a Northwind 100, a 100kW wind turbine manufactured by Northern Power of Barre, Vermont. Heritage Aviation has also installed a 25kW solar electric system and a solar hot water (thermal) system, rounding out its complete on-site renewable energy generation portfolio, company officials said.
All three Heritage Aviation renewable solutions were installed by Alteris Renewables, a renewable energy company. The renewable energy installations are part of Heritage Aviation’s process to qualify its new office and hangar facilities for LEED certification.
The photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system includes 120 Evergreen 210 watt solar panels on the office-building roof. The combined output of the wind turbine and both solar energy systems are expected to offset approximately $14,600 in energy costs each year, and produce enough energy to power over 40 homes.
“We’re proud to be on the leading edge of energy efficiency, corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship, in our region and in the aviation industry,” explained Christopher Hill, president of Heritage Aviation. “The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF), with their funding and Alteris Renewables, with their sophisticated engineering capabilities, helped make this renewable system possible.”
For more information: HeritageFBO.com.